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News Comments > Metal Brigade Tactics Demo
7. Re: Metal Brigade Tactics Demo Oct 8, 2010, 15:36 JoeNapalm
 
space captain wrote on Oct 8, 2010, 14:45:
reminds me of the Crescent Hawk Inception

I think I just had an actual flashback.

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News Comments > Metal Brigade Tactics Demo
3. Re: Metal Brigade Tactics Demo Oct 8, 2010, 13:20 JoeNapalm
 

Now that is a plan I can support.

*Grin*

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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Oct 8, 2010, 11:08 JoeNapalm
 
Breaking news! LinuxPlanet says Linux is awesome!

Seriously, that article is sad. I'm a fan of Linux, but that article?

"We have SuperTux and Scorched Earth!"

Sad.

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News Comments > Metal Brigade Tactics Demo
1. Re: Metal Brigade Tactics Demo Oct 8, 2010, 10:53 JoeNapalm
 
Looking at this, while interesting, just makes me want a good MechWarrior game.

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News Comments > Icewind Dale Complete on GOG.com
24. Re: Icewind Dale Complete on GOG.com Oct 7, 2010, 15:03 JoeNapalm
 
Armengar wrote on Oct 7, 2010, 03:45:
IWD was a bit weak IMHO but then again at the time I was thirsting for more after PST and BG

Plus I remember salivating at a proper DND game to rival EotB but looking at it now the DND2 ruleset is fecking nasty, how on earth did I memorise all that crap? (although I still remember leveling a paladin to level 9 on EotB to be sorely disappointed that they hadnt programmed in the spells )


I think D&D follows an inverse of the Star Trek curse...in this case, only odd-numbered editions are any good.

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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Oct 6, 2010, 17:55 JoeNapalm
 
derelict koan wrote on Oct 6, 2010, 16:52:
I also endorse Cutters ideas about breeding permits.

There should be a test.

If you score a certain number of points...you can have a goldfish.

A few more, rodents.

A few more than that, you can own a cat.

If you score 100%, a dog.

If you get all of that, and all the extra credit questions right...a kid.

For additional children, you have to take another test...and so do your existing kids.


Of course, we'd get out-bred by every other nation on earth, but IQs would go up by a lot in the meantime.

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News Comments > On Game Prices & Inflation
16. Re: On Game Prices & Inflation Oct 6, 2010, 13:24 JoeNapalm
 
Verno wrote on Oct 6, 2010, 13:02:
SpectralMeat wrote on Oct 6, 2010, 12:45:

Actually I was referring to this : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX6XMIldkRU

Americans typically aren't taught history outside of their own country, they probably won't know who that is


There. Fixed.


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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 6, 2010, 11:01 JoeNapalm
 
"Serenity", eh? I don't care if it was 0dB...I wouldn't buy a system from them.

I had a Puget Sound custom box for about a week, a few years ago - ended up sending it back for a full refund and building my own.

They sent me the wrong box of components - so I had all the wrong adapters and software - which they refused to fix. This, however, was the least of my worries.

The real problems were much more catastrophic. They partially cut some of the wiring while trimming cable ties, causing intermittent fan failures on the radiator (you know...the main point of heat dissipation on a water-cooled system?), and completely failed to run coolant to several of the waterblocks, leaving the RAM, Northbridge, etc, without any cooling whatsoever.

Actually had to argue with them over why this was bad. I eventually did get my money back - less a ton on shipping for a rather heavy water-cooled system. While I guess I am partially to blame (for thinking I could have someone else build a system for me, for a change), it was not a pleasant customer experience.

I do NOT recommend.

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News Comments > Pre-Alpha Miner Wars on Sale
13. Re: Pre-Alpha Miner Wars on Sale Oct 6, 2010, 10:46 JoeNapalm
 
kxmode wrote on Oct 5, 2010, 16:49:
Could they be the miners?
Sure, they're like three years old.
MINERS, not MINORS.
You lost me.


"Did you guys ever watch the show?"


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News Comments > On Metacritic Scores
29. Re: filter like a lead sheet Oct 6, 2010, 09:45 JoeNapalm
 
space captain wrote on Oct 5, 2010, 07:19:
scores are for people that cant acquire useful information by actually reading others observations and opinions

Some people just want to be told a simple "BUY/DON'T BUY"...heck, I have a friend who wants me to tell him what computer to buy, that way.

I think MetaCritic is useful for what it is - an aggregator of opinions. On their own, MetaCritic, Previews, and Reviews themselves are pretty useless...Previews are usually pipe-dreams (I don't even bother reading most of them, anymore, they're like campaign promises), Reviews are rarely unbiased, and forums are full of vitriol.

I check all of these if I'm researching a game, though - you can get a feel for what review sites are relatively trustworthy, what forum posters share your tastes, etc...and then form your own opinion.


That's too much work for most people...which is why MetaCritic scores are color-coded for people who are too lazy to even read the bloody numbers.

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News Comments > More Duke Nukem Forever Footage
23. Re: More Duke Nukem Forever Footage Oct 5, 2010, 15:57 JoeNapalm
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Oct 5, 2010, 15:35:
AngryMax wrote on Oct 5, 2010, 15:32:
Better have jetpacks, shrinker, freeze gun, and a pc release with sick multiplayer. Or fuck you and yours.

+ Laser trip mines and mini dukes.

Yeah, but then what would they put in the pre-order, Collector's Edition, and 76 DLCs?!

MADNESS!!!

This POS will either continue to be vaporware for years to come, or be kicked out the door in a state that makes Diakatana look like Deus Ex.


The King is dead. Long live REAL PC games.


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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Oct 5, 2010, 13:47 JoeNapalm
 
nin wrote on Oct 5, 2010, 11:21:
Minecraft Halloween update plans…


Note to self: figure out how to make lanterns quickly...

Yeah. And LOTS of them.

Just had a thought...what if they're made of iron?

Dig! Dig faster!


[EDIT] This game is exactly the kind of thing that gives me hope for the future of PC gaming. Even if all the big AAA studios go console, this and M&B are examples of ONE DUDE making a game that is inexplicably fun.

I normally think that people are WAY to excited to beta test for free, and these are two games that I paid for the Alpha - because they're simply good games.

This update looks great. Thanks, Notch![/EDIT]

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News Comments > The Witcher 2 Interview
11. Re: The Witcher 2 Interview Oct 5, 2010, 10:44 JoeNapalm
 

Once again, based on you guys, I've re-downloaded all 15GB and played through the first chapter. Again.

It isn't thrilling me, but I'm going to stick to it until, at the very least, I get a fair way in - I only made it to the first village (after the starting castle) on my first two tries to get into it...so I'm going to give it a fair shake.

But only cause of you guys. *Grin*

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News Comments > The Witcher 2 Interview
7. Re: The Witcher 2 Interview Oct 4, 2010, 17:02 JoeNapalm
 
Sepharo wrote on Oct 4, 2010, 16:07:
Steele Johnson wrote on Oct 4, 2010, 16:02:
The first game is one of the most overrated games out there.

Care to elaborate? It has a great original atmosphere, good dialog, a system of choices that isn't Evil vs. Good, and a simple yet engaging combat system.

Of course it also has dice.

I can't speak for him, but I've tried a few times to get into it...and it's never held my attention.

And I love RPGs. Especially those with dice.

I keep seeing The Witcher in my Steam library and thinking I probably should play it...something wrong, there. Not saying it was bad - but a good game generally makes me want to play it.

I'll probably give it a third try, soon...but I've already uninstalled it twice.

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News Comments > World of Warcraft: Cataclysm in December
8. Re: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm in December Oct 4, 2010, 12:41 JoeNapalm
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 4, 2010, 12:23:
If you were ever hooked on World of Warcrack you will cave and buy this. I know I've been jonsing to play a worgen hunter for the longest time.


I'll not listen to your poison words, Grima Wormtongue!

You cannot pass, Hate of the Old Night!

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News Comments > Op Ed
1. Re: Op Ed Oct 4, 2010, 12:34 JoeNapalm
 
This is a faulty argument. (Fallacy of the Beard to be exact.)

Just because there are bigger tools in the world doesn't mean that Kotick isn't a huge tool.

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News Comments > Into the Black
8. Re: Into the Black Sep 21, 2010, 10:04 JoeNapalm
 
Genesys wrote on Sep 20, 2010, 22:35:
I am SciFi, but I am not Syfy.

"Syfy" makes me see red.

(Or, more accurately, it triggers spontaneous Tourette's Syndrome.)

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News Comments > ABP Closing
45. Re: ABP Closing Sep 16, 2010, 17:19 JoeNapalm
 
Pyloff wrote on Sep 16, 2010, 17:11:
Am I the only one who wishes all MMO's would crash and burn like this and the people working on the games would return to working on single player, and limited multiplayer games. We could herald the return of the PC as the only current gaming system.

Ah, one can dream.


The logic here being...what? I don't see the causal relationship between MMOs and the existence of a console market. Actually, they seem almost mutually exclusive.

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News Comments > ABP Closing
43. Re: ABP Closing Sep 16, 2010, 17:15 JoeNapalm
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 16, 2010, 17:07:

But someone has to be anti-consumer here. It's balance. This place is so insanely pro-consumer it's scary. There's no thought to the need of the dev/pub. There's little comprehension that sometimes giving a little gets a lot.





Yeah, that's great...the entire bloody industry is rapidly becoming downright toxic toward the consumer - but you have to champion the cause of the poor downtrodden industry here on Blues, where it really matters.

*rolls eyes*

Gimme a break.

Let me work the numbers for you - most of us ARE consumers, so yeah...we're going to be "Pro Us".

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
11. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 16, 2010, 16:46 JoeNapalm
 

MS will never come out and say "We're releasing a new Xbox in two years."

The reason is people like me - about every six months I get the bug to buy an Xbox 360...some Xbox only game comes out that looks shiny, some of my friends bug me to play, and I seriously think about it...and every time I wonder what the remaining lifespan of the system really is.

If I knew for certain it was two or three years, I probably wouldn't get one. I still might not, but it's long enough in the tooth that this factors into my ponderings.

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